Red Tide Status Report August 25, 2017

The Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was not detected in samples collected statewide this week.

We have received reports of multi-species fish kills in the northern Indian River Lagoon, where patchy blooms of the dinoflagellate Pyrodinium bahamense have also been observed. Low dissolved oxygen is suspected to be the cause of the fish kills. We continue to monitor a bloom of P. bahamense in Old Tampa Bay, but have not received new reports of fish kills there.

Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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